Sports

Going down swinging

Local Sports

“Show me you still care.” That was the challenge Minot High School head football coach Barry Holmen issued to his team after practice on Tuesday. The Magicians got their heart stomped on just four days earlier in a 42-28 loss to Mandan — a defeat that knocked Minot High out of the Class ...

MARTINEZ: Breaking down the collapse of Minot High football

Local Sports

The only similarity between last season’s Minot High football team and this season’s group is the jersey. The Magicians came up one win short of a Class AAA State Championship last season, losing to West Fargo, 56-28. Now in all fairness, fans of the Magi knew better than to expect that ...

Sharing the load

Local Sports

One moment it was Jeanne Brenner. The next, Emily Falldorf or Shelby Spuller. The Minot State volleyball team consistently found the hot hand and scattered the ball across the court Tuesday evening in a 3-0 win (25-21, 25-14, 25-23) against the University of Mary at the Minot State ...

MHS volleyball can’t keep pace in 3-0 loss to Mandan

Local Sports

With the Majettes constantly knocking on the door, Mandan stood its ground. The Minot High School volleyball team put forth its best effort Tuesday night against Mandan, mounting a number of comeback attempts against the second-best team in the West Region only to see the Braves (21-5, 10-3 ...

Life in the pool

Local Sports

It’s one thing to be a natural born swimmer, it’s another thing to be a natural born swimmer and train your entire childhood. Minot High School senior swimmer Rylie Webb started taking swim lessons when she was four-years-old. “After that, I got pushed into swim club,” Webb said ...

UND football team expecting a motivated Montana

Local Sports

GRAND FORKS -- The Montana football program has blown out the University of North Dakota twice in the past three years, so the last thing the Fighting Hawks wanted to see was the Griz coming to Grand Forks this weekend with any extra motivation or incentive. Thanks, Portland State. Portland ...

Lewis hat trick carries MSU soccer past Crookston

Local Sports

Arms spread out in her signature pose, sophomore Sofia Lewis basked in the moment while waiting for her teammates to run over and celebrate with her. The Minot native had scored her ninth goal of the season, nine minutes into the second half, to cap her first-ever collegiate hat trick for the ...

Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo determines champions

Local Sports

It came down to the wire for cowboys and cowgirls in Minot at this weekend’s RAM Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo. After four performances of the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo, which hosts the circuit finals, year end (based on the amount of money won throughout the season) and average (based on ...

Just out of reach

Local Sports

As the season inches closer and closer to the state meet, the Minot High girls swimming and diving team inches closer and closer to Bismarck Century. Bismarck Century finished on top with a total score of 588.5 Saturday at the Minot Invitational at Magic City Campus. Just 63.5 points behind ...

Minotauros rally for a 5-2 home opener win

Local Sports

Showing off the newly acquired Central Cup championship banner, the new-look Minot Minotauros took to the ice for the first time this season in front of their home supporters. Despite a slow start and going down 2-0, the Minotauros (6-2-0) recovered to win 5-2 in a thrilling home opener ...

MSU football no match for Upper Iowa

Local Sports

The learning season continues for the Minot State football team. The youthful Beavers (1-5) lost their third straight game on Saturday in a 44-9 thrashing by Upper Iowa (2-4) at Herb Parker Stadium. “I think all of this is still a part of our foundation building,” MSU head coach Mike ...

Minot High shows out at West Region Championships

Local Sports

The Minot High boys tennis team held its own on Saturday, competing against top competition at the West Region Boys’ Tennis Championships at Cameron Indoors Tennis Center. Rory Taney earned the highest honors for the Magicians in singles play. After defeating Jamestown’s Isaac Mimong, 6-3, ...

Magicians qualify for State Tournament

Local Sports

The Minot High boys soccer team is going to the State Tournament. The third-seeded Magicians handled their business on Saturday in Bismarck, crushing No. 6 Legacy, 5-0, to qualify for the NDHSAA State Boys Soccer Tournament. It took nearly 40 minutes for the Magi to score, but once the flood ...

Minot State falls to defending champs, 3-0

Local Sports

The Minot State women’s volleyball team ran into a brick wall on Saturday, falling to No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul, 3-0, on the road in a match where the Beavers never led. Minot State kept pace with the Golden Bears in the opening set, piecing together a 6-1 run down the stretch to trim the ...

No question about it

Local Sports

SURREY — Senior Night started off well for the Surrey High School football team. The Mustangs honored their four seniors prior to the game against Ray/Powers Lake, bringing their parents onto the field for a heartwarming moment before they played in front of their home crowd one last ...

MSU soccer shutout by unbeaten Bemidji State

Local Sports

The Minot State Beavers held the dam shut for 45 minutes before the Bemidji State Beavers finally broke through. The MSU women’s soccer team (5-4-2, 3-4-1 NSIC) suffered its second straight shutout defeat, losing, 3-0, Friday evening to undefeated No. 6-ranked Bemidji State (11-0, 8-0 NSIC) ...

Magi tennis takes second in West Region

Local Sports

After securing their spot in the state tournament Thursday, the Magicians fell to Legacy, 4-1, in the championship finale Friday morning at Cameron Indoor Tennis Center in Minot. With the team tournament out of the way, it was time for the individual tournament to begin. In singles, Minot ...